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President’s Commissioner for the Turkish-German University (TDU)

Prof. Dr. Florian J. Schweigert

Term in office

  • Since January 1, 2024


  • Born in Munich, Germany (1958); married with four children
  • 1978 Abitur
  • 1984 Veterinary license after completing university studies in Veterinary Medicine at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich
  • 1986 Doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine, summa cum laude
  • 1990 Post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitation) in Physiology and Physiological Chemistry with Prof. Dr. Hermann Zucker
  • 1984 – 1988 Research fellow at the Department for Physiology, Physiological Chemistry and Animal Nutrition at the LMU in Munich
  • 1988 – 1990 “Research Fellow in Medicine“ at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  • 1990 – 1992 Assistant at the Department for the Physiology of Lactation and Reproduction at the Technical University of Munich
  • 1992 University Professor (C3) for Nutritional Physiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig
  • 1995 University Professor (C4) for the Physiology and Pathophysiology of Nutrition at the University of Potsdam
  • 2005 – 2012 Chairman of the Society for Applied Vitamin Research
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the German Association for Nutrition (DGE), the Danone Foundation for Healthy Nutrition, and the University Society of Potsdam
  • 1997 – 2010 Liaison Professor at the Hanns Seidel Foundation
  • Guest Professor at Mahidol University in Bangkok and at Khon Kaen University (both in Thailand)
  • Initiator of the Potsdam Summer School of International Nutrition
  • 2016 - 2023 Vice President for International Affairs at the University of Potsdam

Project coordinator for the Turkish-German University

Tapati Nobis

Am Neuen Palais 10
Tel.: 0331/977-124428
Fax: 0331/977-3858
E-Mail: tapati.nobisuni-potsdamde